Budfest 2018

Budfest 2018

Present: Paul, Karola, Nye, Sam W, Kat, Simone B, Tim, Leo, Andrew, Geoff, Sam M, Jen, Steve, Joel, Simone V, Nanakie, Nam, Lisa , Kosta, Adam, Ben, Matt, Marty.Date: 17-19/8/2018 This trip was planned to give both experienced and novice bushwalkers a chance to get...
Donkey Mountain and Red Rocks Traverse

Donkey Mountain and Red Rocks Traverse

Party: Stella Chen, Joseph Heywood, Ashley Burke Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 28-29/7/2018 Photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/RedRocks20180728-29/index.htm What is it about the Red Rocks and eclipses? In just under 10 years from now we’ll be heading to the...
Mt Vic to Blackheath 2 night Bushwalk

Mt Vic to Blackheath 2 night Bushwalk

Participants:  Sean, Penny Report written by: Sean Date: 14-17/7/2018 Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ftJuRbDZcjKyRXw8 I was late putting this trip on the calendar so was pleasantly surprised to have Penny keen for a 2 night trip in the middle of winter and with...
Budawang Adventure

Budawang Adventure

Party: Paul, Simone, Kat, Leo, Julia, Marty Leader: Marty Date: 9-11 June 2018 Our latest trip to the Budawangs arose from Paul’s long held ambition to climb Donjon Mountain which guards the western end of Monolith Valley. He had unfortunately missed out on Tim and...
Navigation Weekend

Navigation Weekend

Party: Loren Apokourastos, Katherine Ball, Alex Bayss, Hendrik Bethke, Ashley Burke (Leader), Martin Daly, Lotte de Jonge, Pegah Ebrahimi, Chelsea Eng, Joseph Heywood, Jiahui (Grace) Huang, William Jorgensen, Weiyu (Julia) Ju, Kelly Liang, Zi Hue Lie, Eva Liebentritt,...
Kanangra-Boyd NP, Brumby Ridge, Kowmung and Gingra Range

Kanangra-Boyd NP, Brumby Ridge, Kowmung and Gingra Range

Party: Dean Smith (leader), Chelsea Jennifer Eng Date: 25-29/4/2018 Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eFMYZH-GAs6kn9BGEiGaQgJFthOavo9I?usp=sharing The plan was to get out to Kanangra and use a few days to get a good look at the place. Originally it was...
Pantoneys Crown and Point Cameron, Gardens of Stone National Park

Pantoneys Crown and Point Cameron, Gardens of Stone National Park

Party: Ashley Burke, Emilie Wilkie, Candice Kang, Savannah Montenegro, Leonardo Novelli, Joseph Heywood Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 29/3-1/4/2018 Photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/PantoneysCrown20180330-0401/index.htm If you don’t believe me, just ask the...
Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Party: Dean Smith, Emilie Wilkie Leader: Dean Smith Date: 25-28/1/2018 Despite promising cool temperatures up in the mountains, in the end our party was made up of just the two of us. With plenty of time and no major hurry, it was a relaxed start, leaving Maitland...
Colo River Canyon Trip

Colo River Canyon Trip

Participants: Paul, Adrian, Ankit, Rick, Robyn, Jen, Fran, Marty Leader: Marty Date: 12-14/01/2018 This trip came about when we read a report from our mates the Fat Canyoners who had suffered a rare navigational mishap and managed to completely miss their target...
Glen Davis canyoning

Glen Davis canyoning

Party: Paul, Ankit, Bec, Eve, Andrew, Marty Leader: Marty Date: 9-10/12/2017 This trip was organised as a follow up to a trip in June when Paul and I and our recently exported mate Clint had a cold and rushed trip through one canyon and failed to make it up the pass...
Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops

Party: Bruce (leading), Candice, Cathie, Emily, Karen, Gen Lei Mo, Dong, Xinyi. Date: 18-20/08/2017 The Friday morning started off with my Samsung mobile phone dying as it stubbornly refused to recognise that it had a SIM card installed. With a vital need for a...

Red Rocks

Party: Ashley Burke, Christian Wilson, Emilie Wilkie, Joel Johnsson, Josephine Roper, Nolan Wu, Patrick Wark, Savannah Montenegro. Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 15-16/7/2017 In the leadup to this trip I was expecting subzero temperatures at Newnes on the Friday night and...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Party: Candice, Nolan, Derek, Christian (Leader) Date: 10-12 June 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/iXAowm9y4ryb8Rts9 Some mountains are so remote , they can remain on your “to do” list for a long time. Such is the case with the Cobberas Mountains in far north east...
Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Party: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Amanda, Nina, Cathie, Joyce. Date: 27-28 May 2017. We all met up at Strathfield and set off in Victoria’s car and mine for the drive to Mount Victoria. The railway station loos were used for our comfort stop. After a short break...
Navigation Weekend

Navigation Weekend

Party: Ashley Burke, Gong Chen, Kerrin Davis, Donald Elrod, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Frances Feasey, Carol Gao, Murray Gibbs, Jia Hui Lai, Aidan Irrgang, Sunny Li, Nina McClure, Joel Palte, Lara Perryman, Bridgette Robinson, Julia Schaefer, Victor Trevino, Samantha...

Splendour Rock

Party: Josie, Hussein and Nick Leader: Josie Date: 4-5/3/2017 I write this trip report mostly to confess to a major stuffup for young members of the club to note. Seven walkers signed up at the start of the week, but after 2 illnesses and 2 complete smokebombs...
Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Party: Derek Minus, Christian Wilson (Leader) Date: Feb 17-19 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/qHhw5PjJF5PJARqT7 Summer in the Australian Alps is a mixed affair. It can be very hot, cold, or wet . Big biting March flies can drive you insane and thunderstorms...

Tigersnake, Twister, Hole In the Wall, Banks Canyons

Party: Cathy Stansbury (Tigersnake and Twister only), Lyndsy Haviland (26 Jan only), Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Ashley Burke Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 26-28 Jan 2017 The days and weeks preceding this trip had been hot, interspersed far too infrequently by the occasional...
Morong Deep

Morong Deep

Participants: Katy, Emily, Steven Leader: Steven Date: 26-29/1/2017 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenkassar/albums/72157678179381450 We met in Blackheath at a respectable Thursday morning hour and piled into the one car for the drive to Kanangra-Boyd NP....
Lower Grose Valley

Lower Grose Valley

Present: Nathan Barnes, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Dean Smith Date: 19-21 December 2016 The aim of the trip was to see how far we could get down the Grose River in three days. The short version is: not as far as we hoped. We started out well. Catching the 07.23...